Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela wrote The Family of Pascual Duarte back in 1942, a very dark novel where the impulsive protagonist, Pascual Duarte, tells the story of his life from 1882 to 1937, years marked by social and political instability. Pascual Duarte explains how he ended up in jail after murdering, but what makes this novel a classic is how Camilo José Cela explores the background of each character within the social context. The story reflects a deterministic and pessimistic view of the world and usually shows violent scenes, so better to keep this book out of reach of children!
- Series: Spanish Literature Series
- Paperback: 166 pages
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (April 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564783596
- ISBN-13: 978-1564783592
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches